Supplier Quality Engineer
Carlsbad, California

Job ID: 11408
Start Date: ASAP
Type: Direct Hire
Job Industry: Engineering

Onsite: On location at the Client’s site. May be required to travel occasionally.

Additional Information: Full benefits and relocation assistance available.

Description: Our Client, an energy company, is looking to hire a Supplier Quality Engineer in Carlsbad, CA.


• Manage Supplier Quality related activities for purchased materials for electro-mechanical commodities such as printed circuit board assemblies (PCA’s), power supplies, cables, battery packs, plastics, sheet metal, machined parts, OEMs (displays, medical assemblies), labeling, etc;
• Work with suppliers to ensure all necessary quality activities are rigorously addressed during initial product release and change such as: process mapping, process FMEA, process control plan, process validation (IQ, OQ, PQ), GR&R, MSA, line release, ramp monitoring, etc;
• Ensure supplier test strategy aligns with quality goals;
• Focus on quality issue resolution via an 8-D based Supplier Corrective Action request process;
• Resolve quality issues via structured quality methods in order to ensure efficient and effective root cause analysis, and corrective / preventive actions that ensure there is no recurrence;
• Execute supplier audits, CAPA’s and monitor supplier metrics;
• Orchestrate first article inspection / first production inspection, and ongoing inspection plans that are aligned with supplier’s capabilities, quality history and our product needs;
• Support key processes as subject matter expert.


• Experience in manufacturing of electro-mechanical systems/products/solutions for the medical, aerospace or automotive industries (7+ years);
• Experience in Electronic commodity and plastic;
• Experience with manufacturing processes for commodities such as printed circuit board assemblies, power supplies, cables, custom battery packs, mechanical parts (plastics, machined, sheet metal), cables, etc;
• Experience with all aspects of supplier quality management:quality concepts/tools/methods (e.g. FMEA, DOE, IQ/OQ/PQ, MSA, GRR, 8D, etc.), quality issue resolution and quality monitoring measures;
• Experience with Purchasing function and associated commodity, supply base, quality and data management considerations;
• Experience with Procurement, Supplier Relationship Management, Material and Supplier Quality and Data Management areas;
• Certified auditor for ISO13485 or 9001;
• Experience in SAP Quality Management, Oracle Data Warehouse, Mini-Tab, Query tools such as Business Objects, web-based systems, and MS Excel;
• CQE, Six Sigma Black Belt or Green Belt;
• Experience in a regulated environment, medical (preferred);
• BS Engineering degree.

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